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« Reply #15 on: 11 January, 2019, 01:33:16 am »
"kingdom of the blind" came out in 1990 through Apocalypse Comics, then they started "The Hateful Dead" in toxic! issues 1-8 in 1991 with the collected edition coming out shortly afterwards. Also toxic! issues 14-15 reprinted the prologue from Fear and Loathing with new framing sequences

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« Reply #16 on: 14 January, 2019, 07:19:49 pm »
Cheers.  I notice with Toxic too the kind of schizophrenic editorial attitude towards adult content that Tharg had for a long time  with no shortage of blood, sex, nudity and swearing (just one f- bomb ever, though, just like the prog), and yet a sort of pretence in the editorial pages that it wasn't really happening (including a section for 'signature of parent or guardian' on the reservation coupon).
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« Reply #17 on: 14 January, 2019, 07:41:07 pm »
Like Kingdom of the Blind, the Marvel piss-take was also a one-shot.


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« Reply #18 on: 14 January, 2019, 09:21:13 pm »
Kingdom of the Blind is Mills and O'Neil at their most biting and sadistic and I love every panel of it.

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« Reply #19 on: 14 January, 2019, 09:49:00 pm »
someone made a video out of the story The Driver back in 2009
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-PjNLRUdw8

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Re: Toxic
« Reply #20 on: 15 January, 2019, 01:54:36 pm »
Read the Toxic story in ComicScene - part one here https://issuu.com/comicsflix/docs/comic-scene-issue-0/40
and part two here https://issuu.com/comicsflix/docs/comic_scene_with_slaine_pull_out_is
In Issue 1 you can also read a chapter from Pat Mills book on Slaine.
In Volume 2 Issue 1 of ComicScene, on sale 21st Feb, you can read about Marshal Law and Pat Mills goes into more depth on the character.  You can pre order or subscribe to the magazine at www.comicscene.tictail.com

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« Reply #21 on: 15 January, 2019, 09:29:01 pm »
I was ten or eleven when that Toxic: Kingdom of the Blind comic came out. I was off school ill for a couple of days, and my dad very kindly stopped off on his way home from work to buy me a comic as a wee treat.

Well. That was an eye-opener for ten-year old me.

'Rubber Johnny'... Suicida attacking people with a giant spiked dildo thing... Even just the dude being stabbed to death by scalpels attached to the underside of Private Eye's car... The final battle in the boiling pit... 'HAPPY ANNIVERSARY SHITHEAD!!!' The death of Kilotin... So many images and bits of dialogue ingrained onto my prepubescent brain.

I was mildly unsettled, but I bloody loved it! Thanks Dad/Pat/Kevin!

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« Reply #22 on: 15 January, 2019, 11:17:11 pm »
I was ten or eleven when that Toxic: Kingdom of the Blind comic came out. I was off school ill for a couple of days, and my dad very kindly stopped off on his way home from work to buy me a comic as a wee treat.

Well. That was an eye-opener for ten-year old me.

'Rubber Johnny'... Suicida attacking people with a giant spiked dildo thing... Even just the dude being stabbed to death by scalpels attached to the underside of Private Eye's car... The final battle in the boiling pit... 'HAPPY ANNIVERSARY SHITHEAD!!!' The death of Kilotin... So many images and bits of dialogue ingrained onto my prepubescent brain.

I was mildly unsettled, but I bloody loved it! Thanks Dad/Pat/Kevin!

I'm guessing your old man hadn't  flicked through the contents first.  (Think I was about twelve before I realised that a rubber Johnny wasn't just another word for a willy,  and about 14 when I discovered that dildo didn't mean something like dumbo.)

Think I may have been 15 or 16 when I read it,  and I was somewhat windblown too.
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